Robert J. Zatorre, PhD

BRAMS Co-Director, Professor, Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery
McGill University
(514) 398-8903

Dr. Zatorre, based at the Montreal Neurological Institute, works in cognitive neuroscience.  His research deals with complex auditory perceptual processes, especially the processing of musical sounds and speech. He also works on auditory spatial processes and cross-modal plasticity.  Additional research is concerned with anatomical measures of auditory cortex and its relation to hemispheric asymmetries.  Research methods include functional imaging techniques (fMRI, PET), cortical morphometry, and behavioral-lesion methods in patients with focal brain damage.